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Rights Group Condemns Internet Shutdown in Ethiopia, Points to Threats of Coronavirus Spread

Millions of Ethiopians in western Oromia are cut off from phone and internet access due to a government-imposed shutdown, according to the advocacy group Human Rights Watch.
The lack of information is particularly important as Ethiopians seek vital news about …

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South African Houses of Worship Find Creative Ways to Address COVID Threat

As South Africa’s government tries to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, houses of worship have been particularly impacted by guidelines to limit gatherings to fewer than 100 people. But they are finding ways to reach their flocks as …

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COVID-19 Spread Provokes Anti-Foreigner, Anti-Diaspora Sentiment in Cameroon

Officials in Cameroon are calling on citizens to stop attacks on foreigners and visitors from the diaspora who are being blamed for an increase in coronavirus cases. The attacks began after some passengers on an Air France flight that landed …

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6 Chinese, 2 Ugandans Accused of Evading COVID Quarantine in Uganda

Ugandan authorities have charged six Chinese nationals and two Ugandans with conducting acts likely to spread disease after they allegedly violated a coronavirus quarantine order. The eight men were arrested at a border crossing Sunday as the Chinese nationals allegedly …

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Varian Halcyon Systems Expand Access to Cancer Care at Three Centers in Africa

PALO ALTO, California, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Designed to expand the availability of high quality cancer care globally and help save the lives of millions more cancer patients, treatments with Varian’s (NYSE: VAR) Halcyon system have started at

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Leading Bed Net Manufacturer, Vestergaard, Meets WHO’s Approval For PBO Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets With PermaNet® 3.0, A Next Generation Bednet

Advanced technology offers increased efficacy against mosquitoes resistant to the insecticide currently approved for use in bed nets

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vestergaard, the leading manufacturer of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINS) to prevent malaria, celebrates PermaNet® …

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World’s Leading Health Organizations Release Third Edition of Widely Used Resource on Family Planning

Global Handbook Gives Health-Care Providers Accurate and Practical Guidance for Counseling Clients

NEW DELHI, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Family planning is considered a development “best buy” and a life-saving intervention for millions of women and girls. Crucial to the …

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Les principaux organismes de santé du monde publient la troisième édition d’une ressource largement utilisée en matière de planification familiale

Un guide mondial à l’intention des prestataires de soins de santé fournissant des conseils précis et pratiques pour le conseil des clients

NEW DELHI, 13 février 2018 /PRNewswire/ — La planification familiale est considérée comme un « excellent choix »

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